Peru State’s Yimy Rodriguez Drafted by Los Angeles Dodgers
(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College (PSC) pitcher Yimy Rodriguez has been drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. Rodriguez is the first baseball player in Peru State history to be drafted into the major leagues.
PSC President Dan Hanson said, “This is a great day for Yimy and Peru State College baseball. In addition to making Peru State history, Yimy’s baseball success will undoubtedly inspire legions of young athletes from the area long into the future. I congratulate Yimy on his amazing accomplishment and the Dodgers on a great new recruit.”
Athletic Director Steve Schneider said, “We are excited for Yimy and the opportunity that awaits him with the Dodgers. We appreciate the contributions he has made to Peru State and the Bobcat baseball program and we wish him the best.”
Rodriguez was taken by the Dodgers in the 27th round as the 832nd overall pick. The 6’2” 215-pound senior physical education major finished the 2010 campaign with a 5-6 overall record in 12 starts while throwing five complete games. He posted a 4.52 ERA in 61.66 innings pitched while recording 45 strikeouts.
Rodriguez finished the 2009 season with a 7-6 overall record in 14 starts while throwing four complete games. Rodriguez posted a team high 73 strikeouts as a junior while holding a 3.93 ERA for the season.
A native of Rochester, N.Y., Rodriguez was a significant part of the Bobcats success the last two seasons as Peru posted 27 wins in 2010 and 30 wins in 2009.
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